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Milan Patel, Lawrenceville Surgeon, Named Among Top Docs

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Thirteen physicians from Resurgens Orthopaedics — Georgia’s largest orthopaedic practice — were recently honored with prestigious awards for medical performance both locally and nationally.

Drs. Erroll J. Bailey, Tapan K. Daftari, Evander F. Fogle, Edward H. Holliger IV, Robert A. Kelly, Scott A. Kelly, Douglas W. Lundy, Milan Patel, Byron D. Rosenstein, Yvonne E. Satterwhite and Steven B. Wertheim were named to the 2016 list of Top Doctors in Atlanta magazine’s July issue. Drs. Roderica E. Cottrell and Robert T. Greenfield were included in the prestigious physician listing by Castle Connolly healthcare research company.

Atlanta magazine uses a database of top doctors compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., an established healthcare research company based in New York, to assist in its annual effort. This year, the publication honored 623 physicians. Doctors are nominated for consideration through both a nationwide survey and a peer nomination process open to licensed physicians in Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry and Rockdale counties. Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers then select the Top Doctors through a rigorous screening process that includes an evaluation of educational and professional experience.

Dr. Lundy, Resurgens Orthopaedics’ Co-President, said the practice is honored to have so many of its physicians recognized as Top Doctors.

“It’s extremely gratifying to be recognized by our medical peers as a practice that provides its patients with an exceptional level of care,” Dr. Lundy said. “Our physicians — both those honored as Top Doctors and those who are not — consistently demonstrate their commitment to excellence through their outstanding individualized patient care. We value our role in the Atlanta community and take great pride in our ability to empower our patients to return to the lives they had before they visited us.”

Resurgens board of directors and colleagues recognize these physicians for their continued dedication to the practice and for their superb patient care.

Dr. Erroll J. Bailey practices at Resurgens’ Midtown and St. Joseph’s offices. His areas of expertise include adult reconstruction of the foot and ankle, sports medicine of the foot and ankle, total ankle replacement, ballet dancer injuries, general orthopaedics and diabetic feet. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Bailey completed his residency at Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program and his fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery at St. Luke’s in New York. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Foot & Ankle Society, the Atlanta Orthopaedic Society and the Atlanta Medical Association. Dr. Bailey has been honored as a Top Doctor by Atlanta magazine for six consecutive years.

Dr. Roderica E. Cottrell practices at Resurgens’ Covington office. Her areas of expertise are physical medicine and rehabilitation, musculoskeletal medicine, non-operative spine care, interventional spine injections and electrodiagnostics. She completed her medical degree at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and her residency at Emory University Hospitals. Dr. Cottrell is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She has earned honors from Castle Connolly since 2013.

 Dr. Tapan K. Daftari practices at the Resurgens Austell, Kennesaw and Marietta offices. His areas of expertise include reconstructive spinal surgery, cervical spine surgery, minimally invasive spinal techniques, lumbar spine surgery, cervical and lumbar artificial disc and kyphoplasty. He completed his medical degree at Northwestern University, and his residency at Emory University School of Medicine. He also completed a spine surgery fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oaks, Michigan. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the North American Spine Society and Cobb County Medical Society. Dr. Daftari was previously recognized as a Top Doctor in Orthopaedic Surgery by U.S. News & World Report and was the recipient of the 2013 Wellstar Health System’s Safety Award. Dr. Daftari has been on Castle Connolly’s online listing of Top Doctors since 2011.

Dr. Evander F. Fogle practices at Resurgens’ St. Joseph’s and Windy Hill offices. His areas of expertise include shoulder and elbow surgery, knee surgery, arthroscopy, sports medicine and general orthopaedics. A native Atlantan who attended The Westminster Schools, Dr. Fogle majored in economics at Stanford University and earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He performed his residency at Emory University Hospital and a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at the University of Southern California. Dr. Fogle is a member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Kelly Orthopaedic Society and the Stanford Alumni Association. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served as the staff orthopaedic surgeon at Naval Station Guatanamo Bay in Cuba, he is fluent in German. In 2003, he won the Robert P. Kelly Society Award for Clinical Research at Emory.

Dr. Robert T. Greenfield practices at Resurgens’ Covington and Midtown offices. His areas of expertise include adult reconstructive spine surgery and rehabilitation, minimal access spine surgery and joint reconstruction. He earned his medical degree at Howard University College of Medicine and also performed his residency there. Dr. Greenfield completed a fellowship in spine surgery and rehabilitation at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center and fellowship in adult reconstructive spine surgery at Southwestern Orthopaedic Medical Group. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the National Medical Association, Georgia State Medical Association, Atlanta Orthopaedic Society and North American Spine Society. Dr. Greenfield has been on Castle Connolly Top Doctors online listing since 2013.

Dr. Edward H. Holliger IV practices at Resurgens’ Cumming and Roswell offices. His areas of expertise include surgery of the hand and upper extremity. He completed his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine and his residency at Emory University. Dr. Holliger completed the Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship at Duke University. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and earned a Certificate of Added Qualification for Surgery of the Hand (CAQSH). He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Medical Association of Georgia. Dr. Holliger has been honored as a Top Doctor by Atlanta magazine for five consecutive years.

Dr. Robert A. Kelly practices at Resurgens’ Canton, Kennesaw and Woodstock offices. His areas of expertise include arthroscopy, joint replacement and joint resurfacing/restoration. Dr. Kelly completed his medical degree and his residency at the University of Miami School of Medicine and a sports medicine fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. He is board-certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Kelly is a member of the American Medical Association, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Georgia Orthopaedic Society, Medical Association of Georgia, Atlanta Orthopaedic Society and Cobb County Medical Society. Over the past 24 years, Dr. Kelly has served as the team physician for numerous high school and college teams in Cobb and Cherokee counties. Dr. Kelly has been honored as a Top Doctor by Atlanta magazine for six consecutive years.

Dr. Scott A. Kelly practices at Resurgens’ Griffin and Morrow offices. His areas of expertise include physical medicine and rehabilitation, non-operative spine care, spinal injections and electrodiagnostic medicine. Dr. Kelly received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his residency at the Emory University Residency Training Program. He is Co-Medical Director of Resurgens Spine Center and is the author of “What I’ve Learned From You.” Dr. Kelly was first honored by Castle Connolly in 2015.

 

Dr. Douglas W. Lundy is an orthopaedic trauma surgeon at the Resurgens Marietta office, specializing in the care of patients with multiple injuries and complex fractures. He was named co-president of Resurgens Orthopaedics in January 2014 and became vice-president of the group in October 2011. He practices at WellStar Kennestone Hospital where he is co-chair of the WellStar Musculoskeletal Service Line and past chief of surgery. He is actively involved in many national and state surgical and orthopaedic societies. He serves on the board of directors of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and serves as chair of the Oral Examination Committee. He serves on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Council on Advocacy and Communications Cabinet and he is past chairman of the Medical Liability Committee. He served on the Orthopaedic Trauma Association’s Board of Directors as a member at-large and is chair of the OTA Health Policy Committee. He is on the Orthopaedic Advisory Council of the American College of Surgeons  and previously served on the ACS Committee on Trauma. He is a past president of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society and formerly served as legislative director. He also serves as a part-time clinical assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Emory University School of Medicine, covering calls at Grady Memorial Hospital. He graduated from North Georgia College and the Medical College of Georgia and did his post-graduate training at Georgia Baptist and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He received his Masters of Business Administration degree from Auburn University in 2014. He is very involved in foreign medical missions in Eastern Europe, Haiti, Asia and especially sub-Saharan Africa through the Christian Medical and Dental Association and the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons. He has authored 35 manuscripts on orthopaedic surgery and has presented topics on orthopaedic trauma more than 100 times in the United States and abroad. Dr. Lundy has been honored as a Top Doctor by Atlanta magazine for six consecutive years.

Dr. Milan Patel practices at Resurgens’ Lawrenceville office. His areas of expertise include surgery of the hand and upper extremity. He completed his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine and his residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed fellowships in pediatric hand and upper extremity surgery at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and in hand and upper extremity surgery at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital in New York. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and earned a Certificate of Added Qualification in hand surgery. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. This is Dr. Patel’s third appearance on Atlanta magazine’s Top Doctors list.

Dr. Byron D. Rosenstein practices at Resurgens’ St. Joseph’s office. His areas of expertise include sports medicine, total joint replacement and MAKOplasty knee replacement. He completed his medical degree at Northwestern University School of Medicine and his residency at University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Rosenstein was previously recognized as a Top Doctor in Orthopaedic Surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Rosenstein has been honored by Castle Connolly as a Regional Top Doctor since 2007.

Dr. Yvonne E. Satterwhite practices at Resurgens’ Johns Creek office. Her areas of expertise include general orthopaedics, sports medicine, surgery of the shoulder, knee and elbow and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Satterwhite completed her medical degree and her residency at Tulane University School of Medicine. She also completed the James R. Andrews, M.D. & William G. Clancy, M.D. fellowship at Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama, in sports medicine. She is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in orthopedic sports medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society, Hughston Society, Tulane Caldwell Society and FORUM Women’s Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Satterwhite has been honored as a Top Doctor by Atlanta magazine for six consecutive years.

Dr. Steven B. Wertheim practices at Resurgens’ St. Joseph’s and Windy Hill offices. His areas of expertise include sports medicine and arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder. He completed his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and performed his residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland. He completed a fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in sports medicine. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has a subspecialty certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He is a former team physician with the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL and has cared for numerous professional, Olympic, college, high school and recreational athletes. He is the Medical Director and former co-president of Resurgens Orthopaedics. Dr. Wertheim has been honored as a Top Doctor by Atlanta magazine for four consecutive years.

Resurgens Orthopaedics, one of the nation’s largest orthopaedic practices, has 21 offices throughout metro Atlanta, serving the residents of Georgia, the southeast and beyond. Resurgens Orthopaedics provides comprehensive operative and non-operative musculoskeletal care in a single location, from injury diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and imaging services. With 98 physicians, Resurgens Orthopaedics provides specialized expertise and broad experience in the areas of sports medicine, joint replacement, neck and back surgery, foot and ankle surgery, shoulder and elbow surgery, non-operative spine care, hand surgery, arthroscopic surgery, epidural steroid injection, general orthopaedics and trauma care.